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10:30 AM

Pastor Josh brings the message:  “Outnumbered”  Judges 7: 1-18

Gideon’s Three Hundred Men

1 Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him rose early and encamped beside the spring of Harod. And the camp of Midian was north of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley. 
2 The LORD said to Gideon, “The people with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel boast over me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’ 
3 Now therefore proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, ‘Whoever is fearful and trembling, let him return home and hurry away from Mount Gilead.'” Then 22,000 of the people returned, and 10,000 remained. 
4 And the LORD said to Gideon, “The people are still too many. Take them down to the water, and I will test them for you there, and anyone of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall go with you,’ shall go with you, and anyone of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ shall not go.” 
5 So he brought the people down to the water. And the LORD said to Gideon, “Every one who laps the water with his tongue, as a dog laps, you shall set by himself. Likewise, every one who kneels down to drink.” 
6 And the number of those who lapped, putting their hands to their mouths, was 300 men, but all the rest of the people knelt down to drink water. 
7 And the LORD said to Gideon, “With the 300 men who lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hand, and let all the others go every man to his home.” 
8 So the people took provisions in their hands, and their trumpets. And he sent all the rest of Israel every man to his tent, but retained the 300 men. And the camp of Midian was below him in the valley. 
9 That same night the LORD said to him, “Arise, go down against the camp, for I have given it into your hand. 
10 But if you are afraid to go down, go down to the camp with Purah your servant. 
11 And you shall hear what they say, and afterward your hands shall be strengthened to go down against the camp.”Then he went down with Purah his servant to the outposts of the armed men who were in the camp. 
12 And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the people of the East lay along the valley like locusts in abundance, and their camels were without number, as the sand that is on the seashore in abundance. 
13 When Gideon came, behold, a man was telling a dream to his comrade. And he said, “Behold, I dreamed a dream, and behold, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian and came to the tent and struck it so that it fell and turned it upside down, so that the tent lay flat.” 
14 And his comrade answered, “This is no other than the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel; God has given into his hand Midian and all the camp.” 
15 As soon as Gideon heard the telling of the dream and its interpretation, he worshiped. And he returned to the camp of Israel and said, “Arise, for the LORD has given the host of Midian into your hand.” 
16 And he divided the 300 men into three companies and put trumpets into the hands of all of them and empty jars, with torches inside the jars. 
17 And he said to them, “Look at me, and do likewise. When I come to the outskirts of the camp, do as I do. 
18 When I blow the trumpet, I and all who are with me, then blow the trumpets also on every side of all the camp and shout, ‘For the LORD and for Gideon.'”

A note from Rev Chris Larsen 5.31.20

We are certainly glad to be gathering again for in-person worship and Bible studies. I am thankful for all those who did so much extra to make services and ministry happen during this time.

Keep in mind, as we return not everything will return at the same pace. We are doing our best to follow the recommendations of our state and local leaders. As a church we will be cautious not to expose our members and guests to unnecessary risks.

With that said, please continue to respect one another’s space and make use of the hand sanitizing units throughout the church.

If you do not feel well, please stay home.

For now, a few of our more crowded Bible study groups will meet in larger spaces and we will not provide coffee in the Holy Grounds Cafe.

Keenagers, choirs and other groups will resume when it is safer to do so. Sunday Afternoon/Evening activities are still postponed/cancelled until further notice.

Thank you and stay well.

Chris Larsen


Previous information in reference to the ‘virus’ situation

  • On May 4, 2020, Governor DeSantis issued his EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 20-112 (Phase 1: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery).
  • The order allows businesses to begin reopening with limited capacity and social distancing measures in place.
  • This means that our church may safely resume services inside our facility while adhering to CDC guidelines.
  • MGBC will resume services this Sunday, May 10th, at 10:30am. The worship center will be open with limited capacity, and Butler Chapel will be opened for overflow Anyone who feels uncomfortable attending the service for any reason should refrain from attending. seating, if necessary. A voluntary “safe zone” will be available in the fellowship hall for only those who consider themselves to be at-risk for Covid-19 for health reasons.
  • Nursery for preschool children will be provided in the Family Life Center.
  • We will NOT resume Sunday School, Sunday Evening Services, Prayer Meeting, Children’s Church, or other Children’s activities at this time.
  • Anyone who feels uncomfortable attending the service for any reason should refrain from attending.
  • If you or any of the members of your household have been sick, are experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19, or have been recently exposed to the virus, we ask that you refrain from attending.

I look forward to joining you in worship this Sunday.

If you have any questions or concerns not addressed in this email, please call the church office during regular business hours.

God Bless You and Your Family,

Pastor Josh

10:30 AM

March 2020
Dear Church Family,
As most of you are aware, our President’s administration along with the CDC announced new guidelines today limiting public gatherings to less than 10 people in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
This unprecedented decision effects most of our church’s regular activities.
Effective immediately, all regularly scheduled activities at MGBC are suspended until further notice.
Online services will be made available for your participation during the regular Sunday Morning worship time.
The church office will remain open from 8am-4pm with limited access.
Your staff and ministry team at MGBC have sought the Lord’s guidance, and are working together to ensure that ministry continues.
We want to heed the instructions of our leaders, and do our part to help limit the spread of the virus.
We believe that God is Sovereign and totally in control of this situation. He gives perfect peace to those who trust in Him.
Regardless of our personal opinions, we are called to be submissive to our governing authorities.
God will bless our church for our willingness to obey.
Brothers and sisters… stay alert, pray and fast, for you do not know the hour our Lord will return!
Brother Josh

Rev Josh Morea

 

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Below activities are cancelled/postponed until further notice

Bible Study 9:15

Morning Service 10:30 – Are holding services as of 5.10.2020

Evening Service 5:30

 

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